Monday, September 17, 2012

Still a work in progress!!!

YES, it does look messy, but it works, Cleanup will happen, maybe when the weather cools down, which should be very soon. I have a LONG LIST of " when the weather cools down" BUT it works and I now have 6 eggs, although two chickens did not make it. THey appeared to be healthy, i think i used a bit too much TLC out of kindness and created a damp environment and lots of rain at the wrong time didn't help them, although we needed it overall.

What a surprise I recieved when I slid open the side of a blue bird house to do some fall cleaning. SOMETHING stared back at me, not sure what since I could only see a wiggly nose and a fairly large EYE. YIKES. i slid it shut and collected the camera, YEP it was still there, I really can't tell what it is, some sort of rodent, is it a baby? IT sure didnt' run for the hills, too small for a squirrel surely with a blue bird size  hole. chipmunk??? I dunno, I took a picture, can you see it??? I'll check back in a few days to see if its still there.

Monday, September 10, 2012

NEW seester for the MILAMOnster

WELLL, the MIlaMonster is seven now and I decided I better get another puppa before she gets any older, HER GET OLDER??? I should have said myself, becuase this new puppa is soooooooo full of life,,, I wanted one similar to the MIla, and as such I found this one on Craigs list (another story in the making)so many puppas listed there, WELL, I found one, Labrador/Rhodesian mix, which I and others call Labrodesian or is that Labradesian??? Nevertheless, she is Black, 9 months old, and SEVENTYNINE lbs already. AM I CRAZY??? More later. SUffice it to say, she is a handful, which is the reason her family was looking for her a new home, SHE is smart and learning already, but wow, never again, will i adopt one of that age and size. OH never say never!!!

AT LONG LAST after much heartache and bone aches

SOOOOO, the chicken venture has not been the easiest challenge i have ever taken on. WHO knew how silly and delicate the critters can be? NOT ME!!! I so fall in love with any critter i attempt to take on and so it goes with the chickens, I probably should not have named them??? SO, i started with five and now i am down to three due to some illness, maybe coccidiosis, and beginning to wonder if they would ever lay an egg.  BUT AT LONG LAST YESTERDAY was the day. I think i intturppeted the process since i was in the chicken house doing weekend chores and remaking the roost poo catcher. MISS Shay-bar came indoors, not a normal thing, sat on the roost watching me, i should have left. and I did finally take the hint, but was still working outside the house. maybe that is why she chose to lay that FIRST wonderful brown egg in the outdoor 2nd space of three in the sand???? Maybe today will bring a second or third surprise? ONE can only dream. by the way, HOW long will an egg last in the fridge???? LOL
PS, i should have chosen a smaller bowl, this one makes it look way tiny so a friend told me.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Yes, its been a while, apparently i just can't quit working on the hen house, I keep adding windows, rain barrel , loofas for natural shade, and now I am adding on to the outdoor pen. Stay tuned, OH, im still working on getting the critters to be my friend. they greet me, and love me to feed them thru the fencing, but just can't get happy with me getting any closer. WHEN THE HOT HOT days are over, I'll spend a few hours in the larger yard tempting them with treats, BLUEBERRYS are their favorites. too bad the season is over for me, they aint so cheap at the store.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

They are here!!!!

Six weeks old and they look like baby buzzards in my opinon but I have been assured they will be pretty Gold and Black and lay around 300 plus eggs each a year. ONLY time will tell, and so far the pen appears to be critter proofed. I've had fun watching them and helping them learn to use the door to the hen house and learn how to roost. I've not had them but about 6 days and even if they are ugly I'm liking them for the most part!  I've posted the six week picture and a picture of what they BETTER look like in a few months.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Chicken House that is,,,,, ALMOST !

At long last, the chicken house is ready, well except it has no chickens, but that is soon to be rectified. I still have to finish painting , trimming etc but I do believe it will hold them and I don't think predators will be able to enter. HOPEFULLY this weekend, it will be annointed with chicken aura!! PS, the kitties have supervised all the way, although Bogy managed to miss out on the photos, this round. Mila Monster will be introduced SLOWLY.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Nest box that wasn't

At long last , i have started my Chicken house and yard, my imaginary friend built the Nesting box for me, but for now Banita kitty seems to have claimed it. I hope to get it installed in the house this weekend, more pictures to follow.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter 2012

Blessings to all on this Fine Sunday morning 2012. I took some special stuffed eggs to my Mothers and also a Pie I call Joshua Tears. I'm not sure what its real name is, but it was a hit, although I fear some were afraid of the eggs.Blessings to all on this Fine Sunday morning 2012. I took some special stuffed eggs to my Mothers and also a Pie I call Joshua Tears. I'm not sure what its real name is, but it was a hit, although I fear some were afraid of the eggs.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cross Wall thanx to many buds

hay hay, I know, I must be one of the biggest procrastinators in the world, But finally I added more crosses to the Cross wall, most of these were given to me, a few I found here and there, love them all, always on the watch for more.
thanx all.